Chasing Alaska’s Northern Lights

Author: , February 27th, 2013

Anchorage, AK - Eyal FeldmanLooking for something a little different for your next vacation? How about chasing the Northern Lights in Alaska? Our friend Eyal Feldman at Boy Butter Blog (yes, that Boy Butter) reports:

The sheer size of Alaska is so big it is difficult to grasp, it is 1/3 the size of the land area of the entire 48 states, or about twice the size of Texas. Not only am I inspired and drawn to the extreme locals and geography, but as an astronomy aficionado the main astronomical phenomena I am chasing here on this Alaska adventure is the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is a natural brightly colored occurrence as the Sun’s radiation hits the Earth’s magnetic field a beautiful display of charged particles light up the sky in our upper atmosphere, only visible near the poles and the best time of year to witness it is during the winter time when the nights are longer and chance of seeing the Aurora are the greatest, but you better pray for clear skies or it can be completely obscured.

Follow Eyal’s adventures at the Boy Butter Blog.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: AAWESOME Retreat B&B, Anchorage

Author: , March 26th, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Alaska Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

AAWESOME Retreat, AnchorageWelcome to AAWESOME Bed & Breakfast, an extraordinary Anchorage, Alaska Bed and Breakfast offering easy, year-round access!

Our Anchorage B&B is just 20 minutes on well-paved main roads Anchorage International Airport. AAWESOME (Anchorage Alaska Wilde Edge Sanctuary Observatory Mountain Escape) Retreat is in the majestic hillside community of Bear Valley on 13 1/2 acres.

Our unique boutique style Anchorage, Alaska home was built and designed to provide an optimal guest experience by your hostess and resident artist, Debi Cole. Our large windows make it feel like you’re outside – and even if it’s frosty and snowing outside, you’ll enjoy perfect temperatures on our radiant heated floors.

Our large suites feature sultry decor, dazzling view decks, and private bathrooms, all designed to accentuate the amazingly beautiful environment outside our doors.

Each of our guest rooms offers one king size or two twin beds, beautiful mountain views, satellite television, and clock radios. Our king suites also include a refrigerator. Each of our private baths has elegant classic marble surrounds, and thick, luxurious towels, as well as with light kimonos and colorful sarongs for lounging comfort.

See the AAWESOME Retreat Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here